Richard N. Soulen is Professor of New Testament (Ret.) at The School of Theology, Virginia Union University (Richmond). He has also taught at United Theological College in Bangalore, India (1998), Union Presbyterian Seminary (Richmond; 1968, 1981), Boston University, Southwestern University (KS), and Virginia Commonwealth University.
He studied at Baker University (Kansas; B.A. 1954), Boston University School of Theology (S.T.B., 1957) and B.U.’s Graduate School (Ph.D., 1964); he did pre- and post-doctoral work at the University of Tübingen and the the University of Heidelberg in Germany (1960-61 and 1977-78 respectively) and at the Institute of Antiquity and Christianity in Claremont, CA (1969-70).
He was Visiting Professor of New Testament at United Theological College in Bangalore, India, for the first term (Jan-Mar.), 1998.
He is the author of Defining Jesus: The Earthly, the Biblical, the Historical, and the Real Jesus and How Not to Confuse Them (Wipf and Stock, 2015); Sacred Scripture: A Short History of Interpretation (2009) and co-author (with R. Kendall Soulen) of Handbook of Biblical Criticism (4th ed., 2011). The first edition of the Handbook of Biblical Criticism (John Knox, 1976) was translated into Chinese by K. K. Yeo in 2002. He is the editor of Care for the Dying (John Knox Press, 1975), and translator, with Keith Crim, of Claus Westermann’s Praise and Lament in the Psalms (John Knox Press, 1981).
He has pastored churches in Kansas, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
R. Kendall Soulen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. He has devoted much of his scholarship to showing that Christian faith becomes more authentically Christian as it overcomes its stubborn legacy of anti-Judaism. He is the author of many influential books and articles, including The God of Israel and Christian Theology (Fortress Press, 1996), Abraham’s Promise: Judaism and Jewish-Christian Relations (Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2004), and, most recently, The Divine Name(s) and the Holy Trinity, vol. 1: Distinguishing the Voices.